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Chicago teen charged with Oak Park carjacking

June 27th, 2018 4:54 PM

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park police have charged a 14-year-old Chicago boy with hijacking a vehicle at gunpoint in the 700 block of Wesley Avenue on June 25.

The teenager, who was not named, was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking after he reportedly was identified by the victim.

He was arrested in Berwyn on June 26, along with another juvenile, and was transferred to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago. The other juvenile was not positively identified by the victim, according to police.

The carjacking took place at 4 p.m. on June 25. A man was reading a newspaper in his vehicle when he was approached from the rear by two males, both described as teenagers, one of whom had a gun.

The man was ordered out of his vehicle. One of the teenagers drove off in the victim's 2012 Honda Accord and the other drove off in a green or gold SUV.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com